General Landscaping – South Woodford London E18
Designer: Julian Sandell
South Woodford, London, E18
“Julian did a great job designing our patio and landscaping our garden. He demonstrated a really good knowledge of stones and paving techniques, he’s also a great communicator when advising which materials to use. Throughout the project both Julian and his team worked really conscientiously and delivered the project on time and within agreed budgets. We are really pleased with the results and would happily recommend him.”
- 32m2 of Polished Ivory Sandstone Over Two Levels, New Lawn & Rendered Walls.
The General Landscaping Project
Beautiful sawn sandstone with a honed surface is used to provide two, clean lined, contemporary terraces, which are as pleasing to the eye, as they are smooth under foot.
The existing raised terrace at the far end of the garden, had began to sag and break up in the middle due to subsidence, caused by the lack of a correctly compacted sub-base. The clients wished to have to have a new terrace immediately outside their recently built modern extension, a replacement surface for the existing terrace with an access step and a new lawn to replace the rather tired existing one.
The clients selected sawn edged, polished sandstone, as these characteristics would best provide a contemporary link to their kitchen extension and was duly laid at either end of the garden in two sizes. Its worth noting that sandstone can be particularly porous, especially after having its surface ground, so it was vital to seal the paving to prevent any possibility of staining.
After laying the new lawn, we filled playful cut outs in the lower terrace with turf inlays to both reinforce the natural geometry of the stone and provide a link to the sweeping new lawn which connects the two areas of paving at either end of the garden.
Now, all the clients have to do is replant the large curved border with plants of their choice, which will give them both pleasure from the task itself and also in the knowledge that they were also part of the process of the garden makeover itself.